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#1 Adrian Ruiz

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

Hey guys, i had boughten the Nextar Gt mount from ebay a few months ago and yesterday i dicided to look for mounting platform since the tripod i have now isnt that stable. So i was wondering, does somene sale it or is it possible to make a simple one? Could it be possible to 3d print it?

#2 mich_al

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:51 PM

Here's what one guy did to improve the tripod.

http://astrosetz.wor...tripod-project/

I did something similar and it is much better.

#3 Adrian Ruiz

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

that looks nice, just incase are there any other mounting platforms?

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

I have a GT mount also. To make it more stable I:

 

- placed a 5lb weight on the eyepiece tray

 

- retracted the legs so the were as short as I could get them

 

- took 3 cement blocks and turned them the long way up

 

- placed each tridod leg on top of one of the 3 blocks

 

The whole setup is very steady now.

 

Tom








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